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Nothing But Pleasure (1940)

To save money, Buster and his wife decide to drive to Detroit to buy a new car, then drive it home.



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Cast overview:
Clarence Plunkett
Dorothy Appleby ...
Mrs. Plunkett
Beatrice Blinn ...
Intoxicated Woman


Penelope Plunkett wants her husband to keep their old car and use their savings to buy a house, but her husband Clarence has a better idea: sell the car, take a bus trip to Detroit, buy a new car there, and still have money left over for a romantic road trip home. It will be nothing but pleasure, he promises her. Can Clarence deliver on his promise? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Short





Release Date:

19 January 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Niente tranne il piacere  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Edited into The Three Stooges Follies (1974) See more »

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Lesser Keaton
25 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Nothing But Pleasure (1940)

** (out of 4)

Buster Keaton and his wife sell their old car and take a trip to Detroit where they're going to buy a new one and drive it back home but nothing goes as planned. This Columbia short really isn't too different from the other ones that Keaton made there as it features a few laughs but not enough to make it worth watching by anything except a die-hard fan of the star. Once again, I think the biggest problem is that the studio tried turning Keaton into someone he's not. Had they let Keaton be Keaton then I'm sure the film would have been better but in the end we're left with worthless scenes of Keaton tripping over a chair or various other objects and this stuff simply isn't funny. The best scene in the film deals with Keaton trying to get directions from a cop who is losing his patience.

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